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Monsanto's Weed Killer is "Substantial Factor" in Cancer, Says Jury

Monsanto’s Weed Killer is “Substantial Factor” in Cancer, Says Jury

March 22, 2019

Monsanto is about to face 11,200 more trials over the potential carcinogen in Roundup, which has prompted legislation to limit the chemical’s use

Elizabeth Warren & Activists, Target the Electoral College

Elizabeth Warren & Activists Target the Electoral College

March 22, 2019

Embedded in the Constitution, the Electoral College may be hard to eliminate. Our guest John R. Koza of National Popular Vote thinks it can be remade to serve the popular will

Billions From Deutsche Bank: Despite Trump’s Bankruptcies, Defaults, and Financial Malfeasance

Billions From Deutsche Bank Despite Trump’s Bankruptcies, Defaults, and Financial Malfeasance

March 20, 2019

The latest developments about Trump’s relationship to Deutsche Bank could be the unraveling with Deutsche Bank and Trump facing a serious legal probe on bank fraud by the House Financial Services Committee chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters

Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

Trump’s Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

March 14, 2019

Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as being Anti-Semitic

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as Being Anti-Semitic

March 13, 2019

Shir Hever talks about the Göttingen Peace Prize and how it transformed the debate around Palestinian rights in Germany, despite efforts by right-wing politicians to prevent the prize from being given to Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

March 13, 2019

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel

Billionaire Owners of Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Drug OxyContin Knowing it Could Kill

Billionaire Owners of Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Drug OxyContin Knowing it Could Kill

March 11, 2019

Released depositions revealed that Richard Sackler, owner of Purdue Pharma, lied to physicians about the danger of OxyContin. Now Purdue Pharma is considering declaring bankruptcy to avoid lawsuits. Tarbell.org founder Wendell Potter discusses the case

Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Cooperate with Wikileaks Grand Jury

Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Cooperate with Wikileaks Grand Jury

March 8, 2019

Chelsea Manning said her testimony before her court martial is all she has to say, standing by her resistance to secret grand juries as her activist ancestors did before her. Kevin Gosztola, Managing Editor of Shadowproof, discusses the case

UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

March 7, 2019

International law professor Kevin Jon Heller discusses the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which says Israel must be held accountable for war crimes committed against unarmed civilians and that Israeli courts do not hold them accountable

Clinton-Era Official Says Left Should Lead Following Center-Right Failures

Clinton-Era Official Says Left Should Lead Following Center-Right Failures

March 7, 2019

Bill Black analyzes Assistant Secretary of Treasury Brad DeLong statement that neo-liberals should get out of the way and let the left lead since coalition with Republicans did not work